Europe Urged to Back Iran Nuclear Deal Loudly
TEHRAN (IRNA) - The European states as independent countries should explicitly confirm Iran’s compliance with the nuclear deal in the face of U.S. adverse policies, said the Russian ambassador to Tehran.
Russia and China’s opposition to the US President Donald Trump’s stance on the historic 2015 nuclear deal with Iran is ‘clear and obvious,’ Levan Dzhagaryan said.
Dzhagaryan urged the European signatories to the deal to confirm Tehran’s compliance “loudly”.
‘Unfortunately there is a strong anti-Iran sentiment in the Congress, and it is the case in the U.S. presidential institutions and State Department as well,’ said the Russian ambassador.
‘In addition to the Agency [IAEA], we are also certifying Tehran’s commitment. We don’t see any pretext that U.S. can use for accusing Iran of violating the JCPOA,’ he added.
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has recently published its eighth report and the third since Trump has taken office in January 2017, confirming that Iran has remained committed to the deal.
However, Trump has vowed he would decertify Iran’s commitment and cancel the deal.
“Iran’s compliance is crystal clear and Russia and China would object such decision, Dzhagaryan said.
He also emphasized on the importance of the European countries’ stance, citing European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker who had said, after Trump took office in January, ‘We are not Americans’ vessels, we are independent countries’.